Aftermarket skewers are a popular upgrade among the weight weenie crowd, but often ignored by triathletes. Today we're taking an in-depth look at what options are available for the aero crowd, and why you might want to pick one over another. See the full article for our skewer shootout.
It's easy to see why you might want to upgrade from your traditional Shimano-sized skewer (left). The Zipp, KCNC, and Tune U20 skewers (2nd, 3rd, and 4th from the left) all have a nice, small ball head. The View-Speed.com and Tune Skyline heads (5th and 6th from the left) are smaller still, offering the next level of aerodynamic speed at the cost of a convenient quick-release mechainsm.